Meet the Folks behind the Food
The Southern Foodways Alliance Oral
History Initiative at Year Three — Photo Exhibit
Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation will host the “Meet the Folks
Behind the Food: The SFA Oral History Initiative at Year Three.” This
photo exhibit, featuring portraits of fifty individuals chronicled by the
Southern Foodways Alliance Oral History Initiative, celebrates the unsung
and uncelebrated men and women whose work has helped keep alive Southern
The Southern Foodways Alliance is an institute of the
Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi.
It is a member-supported organization of more than 800 people, including
chefs and academics, writers and eaters. The organization’s mission is to
document and celebrate the diverse food cultures of the American South, and
this traveling exhibit is just one component of their documentary endeavors.
The traveling portrait exhibit brings attention to the cooks,
chefs, restaurateurs, and producers whose work has helped keep alive
Southern Foodways. It aims to highlight the import of maintaining those
traditions on which Southern cuisine, its regions, and its identities are
built. The exhibit will be on display at the Southern Cultural Academy
Building through June 23-July 31. For more information on the work of the
Southern Foodways Alliance, visit
workshop will teach the student how to build a small stained glass panel using
the Tiffany style (cooper foil method). Students will learn a brief history of
stained glass, pick out a pattern, learn to cut glass, put together a panel
using copper foil, and solder their panel. The class will be (4) two-hour
sessions, July 10, 17, 24, 31 from 6-8pm. Registration includes stained glass
and basic supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required.
The Rev. Mark Bleakley has worked as a stained glass
artist for studios in Houston and Pittsburg, designing, building and restoring
church windows. He continues as a freelance artist in Vicksburg.
Registration is $160 for SCHF members and $170 for
non-members. To make reservations or for more information, please call the
SCHF office at 601-631-2997.
SCHF offers monthly ballroom dance classes. James Frechette, owner of
Applause Dance Factory in Ridgeland, teaches classes in ballroom, Latin,
swing and many other styles of dance. This month the dance will be the
Class will meet Sundays, July 13 and 27 from 5 - 7 p.m. in
the academy building.
Both individuals and couples are welcomed. The fee is $20 per
person for each two hour session. For more information, please call the SCHF
office. at 601-631-2997.
An Evening with Nevada Barr
New York Times
bestselling author of the Anna Pigeon series
Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation presents an “Evening with Nevada
Barr.” The New York Times bestselling author will present a lecture on her
books, life and art at the SCHF Auditorium on Tuesday, July 15th 7:00 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the
Nevada Barr first introduced her wildly popular Park Ranger
Anna Pigeon fifteen years ago in Track of the Cat, a remarkable debut
that earned Barr a host of honors, including an Agatha Award. Pigeon was an
instant hit with mystery and thriller fans of every stripe and a beloved
series was born. The breathtaking national park setting—in essence, another
character—was a fresh, fascinating bonus, and fans continue to eagerly await
each foray into a national park.
Evocative and haunting, Barr’s new book, WINTER STUDY,
offers a glimpse of a world that few see, “the splendid isolation” of an
unspoiled refuge in its magnificence as well as its brutality. Brimming with
edge-of-your-seat suspense, Barr’s story makes a strong but subtle case for
the much maligned wolf population as it spins an utterly original tale about
evil, weakness, and human predators. But the ever-precise Barr gets the
science right, too, with help from Rolf Peterson, the real-life scientist
behind the island’s wolf/moose research study and who contributes an
intelligent, moving perspective in his foreword. The result is a riveting
story by a writer with a gift for entertaining us as she expertly
illuminates the twin conflicts of man vs. nature and man vs. man.
Nevada Barr is the award-winning author of thirteen previous
Anna Pigeon mysteries, including the New York Times bestselling Hard
Truth and High Country. Her debut novel Track of the Cat (1993)
received both the Anthony Award for Best First Novel from the Crime Writers
Association as well as the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. A few years
later, Firestorm (1996) was honored with France’s Prix du Roman
D’Aventure as well as another Agatha Award nomination. Barr was also
recognized by Books for a Better Life and Nautilus for her spiritual memoir,
Seeking Enlightenment Hat by Hat.
The Nevada-born daughter of two professional pilots had
started out as a successful stage actress in Manhattan, but, thanks to a
former husband involved with the National Park Service, fell in love with
the outdoors. With a newfound passion for conservation and wildlife, she
launched a new career as a ranger landing stints in places like Texas’
Guadalupe Mountains National Park and most recently Natchez Trace Parkway in
Mississippi. Now retired from service, she’s a full time novelist. She lives
in New Orleans.
Make plans now, seating is limited. For more information
about this exciting event, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or
The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each
There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. The
group focuses on Southern authors and subjects, but is open to any good
read. Book and author suggestions are welcomed.
For July, in honor of the Nevada Barr event, the Southern
Book Club will discuss Winter Study by Nevada Barr at 7:00p.m. on
Wednesday, July 16, 2008.
Please call the SCHF office for meeting location or for more
will design and create a one-of-a-kind necklace using basic bead techniques.
A variety of beads, gemstone chips and silver-tone tube beads will be used.
Registration is $45/members and $50/non-members. All supplies are
Laura Tarbutton has been involved
in arts and crafts all her life, but creating jewelry is her first love.
Laura teaches Precious Metal Clay and beading classes through Millsaps
College Community Enrichment Series and local craft stores. She also teaches
at national bead shows and presents classes and workshops with Gem & Mineral
Society chapters. Her studio is in Brandon, Mississippi.
For reservations or more information
about this class, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997.
If you would like more info on becoming a CORPORATE MEMBER of
SCHF, please call (601)631-2997 or email
For more information about activities, membership, or
rentals, please call or stop by the SCHF office,
1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180, 601-631-2997.
1302 Adams Street
Vicksburg, MS 39180